KB Karen Blixen

Galana Centre, Lamu Road, Malindi

KB Karen Blixen

Restaurant Information

Karen Blixen is a historical restaurant-bar situated in the city's heart, occupying the square of the Galana Center. Also known as "elephant bar" for the big concrete elephant with its raised trunk greeting passers by on Lamu Road, Malindi's most lively restaurant and shopping area. The restaurant's name refers to the Countess Karen Dinesen Christence, a Danish author best known for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. The Karen Blixen is the meeting place of Italian tourists and residents who can not give up a breakfast of biscuits (prepared by the pastry) and a good espresso (Italian coffee Palombini). It is not just a bar but a restaurant that offers its customers an excellent Italian cuisine. For the 2010/2011 season a whole evening dedicated to the Swahili cuisine.

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Reviews (4) Recent Popular

Anderson Stephen Thiongo

I will shorten my review to four words .AWESOME and I LOVED IT. (delizioso)From the appetizers to the food, itallian food is the best

N P

An excellent place for a business lunch or a quiet early dinner. Any time I'm in Malindi, this is one of my most favorite places to go. The pastas, the pizzas, and the seafood are all well done, generally. The ambience is airy and the decorations tasteful. And the price is very reasonable.

Nduku Mueni

Nice place for a coffee or better yet a cappucino, the Italian style and have a pastry to go with it.

Brandon Obara

Simply brilliant for a warm evening dinner with someone special.